Safety and Reliability Engineer (Hybrid), WindsorLocks, Connecticut

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WindsorLocks, Connecticut

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United States of America


01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

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Collins Aerospace is seeking an experienced Safety and Reliability Engineer to join our Power & Controls Engineering team. Our work supports the development of innovative system solutions for one of the world’s leading Aerospace companies.

This Safety and Reliability engineer position will lead efforts to analyze the system design and establish requirements that drive safety, reliability, and maintainability into the design to ensure that Collins Aerospace products are world class.  The position will be responsible for technical development of safety and reliability analyses that demonstrate that the system design meets requirements and serves as evidence for certification and/or acceptance by the regulator or acquiring authority.

Candidates are required to have excellent communication skills to convey technical issues and status in both written and oral form to internal and external customers. The candidate must be adaptable to change, determined to accomplish tasks based on program schedule, collaborate with teammates to make the best decisions, enjoy learning new technologies, be self-motivated and contribute to a positive work environment. Our charter is to promote the safe and reliable aspects of the design of systems and products by providing engineers that are specifically trained and knowledgeable in Safety and Reliability methods and processes. The Safety and Reliability engineering field is challenging, unique and dynamic.


Must be a commutable distance from Windsor Locks, CT, to work a hybrid schedule reporting on-site as needed

Primary Responsibilities:

Perform safety assessments in accordance with ARP4761 or MIL-STD-882E including but not limited to:
System Safety Program Plans (SSPP)
Functional Hazard Assessments (FHA)
Preliminary System Safety Assessments (PSSA)
System Safety Assessments (SSA)
Fault Tree Analyses (FTA)
Common Mode Analyses (CMA)
Review, assess, and influence designs to optimize safety-related metrics to ensure designs incorporate the safety features required to assure that all safety certification requirements are met.
Perform Reliability Assessments in accordance with industry accepted practices including but not limited to:
Reliability Program Plans (RPP)
Reliability predictions to establish Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) estimates and component failure rates. These analyses may utilize industry standards and include field performance of similar equipment when applicable to increase accuracy of the assessment.
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Failure Mode, Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
Contribute to defining specific Safety and Reliability design requirements based on derivation of the customer specification culminating in performing the Safety and Reliability assessment artifacts in accordance with engineering standard work.
Perform Maintainability assessments and support Testability analyses.
Support and/or lead Reliability related tests [Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT) and Reliability Enhancement Test (RET)] including the development of test procedures and reports, overseeing the conduct of the test, leading failure review board meetings, and defining corrective actions. Typical Reliability related tests include but are not limited to:
Investigate and implement improvements on current standard processes to improve efficiency and quality of both analyses and documentation.
Support integration activities and reviews with internal and external customers.
Perform (as required) bid and proposal activities for future programs.
Travel up to 10%, domestic and Canada

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR
Advanced Degree in a related field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience OR
In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.  Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience and knowledge in Safety and Reliability engineering, including processes, procedures and tools contained in SAE Aerospace Recommended Practices ARP 4754, ARP 4761, or military safety standards such as MIL-STD-882
Possess Analog and Digital Circuit Design Analysis and/or Mechanical Design Analysis skills
Experience preparing and presenting technical information to peers, all levels of internal management, and to external customers
Working knowledge of aircraft or electronic systems is highly desired
Experience with common spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications such as MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Access highly desirable
Experience with FaultTree+ or similar Fault Tree analysis tools

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second.  Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems or creating a positive in-flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home).  An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed. 

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
Tuition reimbursement
Student Loan Repayment Program
Life insurance and disability coverage
Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
Ovia Health, fertility and family planning
Adoption Assistance
Autism Benefit
Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits 
Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program 
?And more!?

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)
Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other — propel us all higher, again and again.


Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

Employee Referral Eligible

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01576920  2023.03.10

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